Originally released in 2001, the Mobile I/O 2882 truly is the first digitally controlled FireWire interface designed specifically for the Macintosh.
The Granddaddy of them all, the 2882 just keeps getting better. A seminal piece of gear, the feature set of the 2882 represents a list of firsts in the industry. The 2882 was the first Mac-only FireWire interface on the market and was the first bus-powerable FireWire interface ever — 9 years and counting! It is also the first (and only) FireWire interface to offer onboard fully instantiable DSP processing with our unique +DSP processing environment. The first 96k FireWire interface, and the first to feature digitally controlled analog stages, the 2882 has inspired an entire genre of gear.
Take a look at some other products on the market and you are sure to find numerous features and approaches originally invented by Metric Halo. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and as we look around the now-crowded FireWire interface market, we’re happy to say that we’re truly flattered!
Now, with the introduction of the 2882 Expanded, with integrated 2d Card, the 2882 jumps ahead of its competition again.
8 Mic/Line/Instrument analog inputs
8 analog outputs on balanced TRS connectors
24/96k converters on all channels
8 channels of ADAT I/O (switchable to TOSLINK)
Headphone amp with front panel mute/dim
Full front-panel metering
Remote level control on all channels
AES-S/PDIF Digital I/O with selectable SRC
v.5 Configurable mixer for near-zero latency mixing and routing
Metric Halo’s unique instantiable +DSP processing
DC power system for wall, FireWire bus, and battery operation world-wide
Total recall with MIO Console
OS X drivers with multi-box support
Compact, convenient, and the best value in pro-audio today!
At Home in Any Situation
2882 Expanded is the perfect tool for capturing audio wherever inspiration hits, in the studio or on the road. Well suited to any recording situation, you can record and edit on the road, in the hotel, on the airplane, or wherever inspiration hits. Use 3 2882s chained together for 24 tracks of live concert recording with processing on all channels in 3 rack spaces. Location sound engineers can now capture the moment — anywhere, anytime.
When you’re done recording, use the 2882 in the studio as an extremely high quality audio interface to transfer your tracks into a DAW. You’ll be amazed at the sound of this little box! And weighing only 5 pounds, and about the size of a laptop, you can be the first one out of the gig, with no hassle, just throw the Mobile I/O into your computer bag, and you’re done!
The 2882’s pristine inputs and outputs, coupled with Metric Halo’s exclusive Character processing, provide flexibility and sound quality unavailable on any other interface. You can transition from a wire-with-gain to a gooey tube pre with one click of the mouse, and every input can have the right character for the material you are recording.
The 2882 Expanded is the only unit in its class with an on-board processing engine that supports fully instantiable processing, allowing you to use Metric Halo’s world-renowned signal processing effects without sacrificing your computer’s processing power or introducing any additional latency in your monitor path. From MIOStrip to HaloVerb, the 2882 Expanded comes with all the basic production processing you need. And remember, this one rack space audio interface has the ability to run entirely from the FireWire bus of a laptop computer or from any DC power source (9V-30V), making it truly and completely mobile.
A unique feature of the Mobile I/O system is that MIO’s work well individually or as a group. Mix and match 2882 and ULN-2 units to create a system that meets your needs for track count and preamp power. Adding a unit to the system organically increases the DSP power of the system, so that your DSP always scales with your I/O. Break your system up for small gigs when playing out or add the units of your mates to build a huge system when required. By standardizing on Mobile I/O, each member of the band can have ultimate quality while working alone, and the band can have huge track counts when playing together. You can’t lose!
Flexible signal routing and sophisticated patch and preset management systems are also featured in the 2882 Expanded, including two separately addressable boot states for standalone operation. 2882’s front-panel recall system allows the unit to function equally as well as a stand-alone Mic Pre/Converter system. In standalone mode, the 2882 operates with the converters directly routed to and from the AES/SPDIF I/O, ADAT or TOSLINK.
As a standalone converter, the 2882 provides a 24bit/96kHz stereo front-end with 8 great sounding utility mic pres for any recording system. It also functions seamlessly as a digital monitor controller, making it ideal as digital headphone amp and studio monitor controller.
The 2882 Expanded supports a variety of applications. For studio recording, it provides a very high quality interface to a DAW, offering sound processing or simple file transfer between workstations. Its exceptional sound quality is the perfect complement to the studio’s existing analog to digital conversion chain. Songwriters and engineers can use the 2882 Expanded to record and edit on the road, in the hotel, while traveling, or anywhere that inspiration strikes.
The 2882 Expanded is suitable for broadcast applications, too. It offers instant playback of two individual stereo sends for music cues or sound effects. The compact package and portable power features mean that the unit can go anywhere users need to work, and make on-site fixes or edit location recordings without the need to send files back to the studio, saving valuable time before air.
In the live performance arena, in addition to operating as a remote recorder for archiving performances or to play out backing tracks and musical cues, the 2882 Expanded can operate as a soft-synth mixer and I/O interface. The 2882 Expanded is also a great addition to a live sound engineer’s setup, providing a simple and efficient tool for analysis and system venue tuning with SpectraFoo.
While all Metric Halo interfaces are multi-purpose, each has characteristics that make it shine in one use or another:
ULN-8: Our top of the line, archival quality unit. The ULN-8 has the quality and features to handle the most demanding jobs. Perfect for everything from classical recording to the mastering suite, or any user that needs ultimate power and flexibility.
LIO-8: All the audio quality of the ULN-8, minus the mic pres and +DSP license. Perfect for the editing suite, recording with your own pres or interfacing your analog console. In true MH style, the mics pres and +DSP license can be added if your needs change.
ULN-2: Two channels of boutique quality mic pres in a small package. The ULN-2 is at home in the mastering studio as well as your home studio. Perfect for the discerning recordist who doesn't require high channels counts but demands high quality and appreciates portability.
2882: Eight channels of analog I/O that fits in your backpack. The 2882 is clean without being pristine and packs a lot of power.
- Any Mac that supports Mac OS X with a FireWire port
- Universal Binary (native support for PPC and Intel)
- Mac OS X 10.3.9 or newer required
- Mac OS X 10.4.11 or newer recommended
- Peripheral FireWire Adaptors supported:
- OHCI compliant PCCard, PCI card, ExpressCard or PCIe card
- Software: All CoreAudio compliant software is compatible with Mobile I/O, including:
- Digital Performer
- PreMaster CD
- Pro Tools
- and hundreds more…
- One Mobile I/O 2882 unit
- One IEC Power Cord appropriate for your area
- One 24-volt 48-watt world-ready external power supply
- One 30” IEEE 1394 9-pin to 6-pin FireWire Cable
- One 4.5 meter IEEE 1394 9-pin to 6-pin FireWire Cable
- Two Rack Ears w/ fasteners
- Rubber feet
- MIO Software CD-ROM
- Warranty/Registration Card
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